Beautiful Feet Newsletter: October 2016

Chet & Phyllis Swearingen Missionaries and Revivalists

Chet & Phyllis Swearingen
Missionaries and Revivalists

 

…    Tri-State Revival
……… Prayer Network
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Uniting Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio
in Prayer for Revival
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.        Our Feet…. ..///
..  . Overseas
      Working Among
>>>>>>Some of the World’s Most
……..Neglected People
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TRI-STATE REVIVAL

Does Prayer Work?
After 12 years of prayer for the county where we lived overseas, we witnessed a church-planting movement develop there. The movement had been starting 2.5 churches every month for several years and it’s now moving toward 7 churches per month. We believe this is a direct result of long-term concentrated prayer.

Some erroneously view our work in the USA as a “Prayer Ministry.” It is not. We have a “Revival Ministry” with prayer as its foundation.

Since our return to the USA we have worked to unite entire counties in prayer for revival, and it is paying off. These are the reports from Branch Co. MI, following their prayer gathering that took place on July 24:

"THE CALL" Branch County Michigan July 24, 2016

“THE CALL”
Branch County Michigan
July 24, 2016

►Increased attendance at churches.
►Increase in the number of people attending regular prayer gatherings in churches.
►Increase in the awareness of God’s presence during corporate worship services.
►Increase in verifiable healings.
►Increase in the desire for God.
►Increase in the level of unity among county churches, exemplified by:

  • Another county-wide prayer gathering being scheduled for Jan. 2017.
  • Pastors meeting more frequently for prayer and fasting in small groups.

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Noble County Indiana We joined with pastors and prayed for revival in their county and in the nation. September 9, 2016

Noble County Indiana
We joined with pastors and prayed
for revival in their county and
in the nation.
September 11, 2016

Recent Prayer Gatherings

Sept. 11: Noble Co. Indiana

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Upcoming Prayer Gatherings

Oct. 4: Paulding Co. Ohio
Oct. 22: Calhoun Co. Michigan
Jan. 2017: Branch Co. Michigan

 

 

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Fasting is a Normal Way of Life for the Christian

gold_marbleDuring several of the revival prayer gatherings we’ve been involved with, the believers have conducted 40-day fasts, as well as other fasts of varying duration.

Biblically, fasting is the norm in the life of the Christian. It isn’t a rare spiritual exercise for the elite spiritual giants, as some suppose. United with significant time spent in prayer, we have seen fasting produce tremendous advances in our work overseas, and now in our work in the tri-state area.

Fasting guidelines can be obtained on our website with this link.

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Prayer Request

Pray with us.350The Lord has been using us to unite counties in prayer for revival, and we now sense Him leading us to focus on our evangelistic calling. This is why we returned from living and serving overseas. Our prayer efforts were preliminary to evangelism.

Please pray for the Lord to open doors for us to preach the Gospel.

Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ (Colossians 4:3).

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Our Feet Overseas
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Return Overseas

When we return overseas for several weeks this November, we will be able to bring back pictures and reports of what your donations have achieved.

Allowing children to participate in giving will develop in them a generous nature, and at the same time make a memory that will last a lifetime.

Allowing children to participate in giving
will develop in them a generous nature,
and at the same time make a memory
that will last a lifetime.

If you would like to give toward any of the many needs prior to our departure, please see the list of ministry activity we are involved with below.

Family Donations: We know from experience that when a family gives toward a need, and they get a report back with pictures, the memory will remain with their children for life. Those memories will help shape those children’s future and develop in them a generous nature.

If your family would like to donate to a need, and get a specific report back, below are the current needs we are involved with. For us to give specific reports on your giving, we’ll need to receive your donation by Oct. 20.

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Young girl from a very primitive tribe.

Young girl from a very
primitive tribe.

Opportunities to Give

►Orphans
►Widows
►Feeding the Poor
►Church-Planters
►Evangelism Training
►Bible School
►Support of Evangelism Teams
►Support of Students in 4 Jungle Elem. Schools
►Narcotic & Mental Health Rehab Center
►Support of a large missions training event that is to take place on Nov. 7-9

 

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Faithful  Supporters

Hundreds of children like this will now be able to get clean drinking water, solving many health issues.

Hundreds of children like this
will now be able to get clean
drinking water, solving
many health issues.

We wanted to acknowledge the tremendous generosity and faithfulness of many people who have given to the ongoing work overseas, as well as the work we are doing in the tri-state area of IN, MI, and OH.

During the last couple of months donations totaling over $10,000 have come in to provide for two deep wells, which will provide water for hundreds of school children, as well as many villagers surrounding the schools where the wells will be drilled. You have also met all our needs for our November trip overseas.

 

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For your generosity and faithfulness in giving,

we wanted to express our deepest gratitude!

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